Monthly Archives: May 2012

Three to read


I read a lot of articles about manufacturing.  I suppose I should get out more, but I find the subject very interesting.  I came across three interesting articles earlier this year written by members of the Brookings Institute.  I would recommend them … Continue reading

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It’s a blooming giveway!


I have a dark secret. I am a plant killer. I am a great fan of gardening, but I am afraid I have killed a lot of plants in my time. And they all died in the same manner. Death … Continue reading

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Fellow Travelers


It is always nice to discover like-minded people. For the past nine months, I have been blogging about how we can create jobs in this country by purchasing consumer goods made by members of our extended American family.  I am … Continue reading

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Good news on job growth


I came upon some great news at the Alliance for American Manufacturing blog recently.  I have been accused on occasion of being a bit gloomy about the current state of manufacturing employment in this country.  While I think the accusation is not completely warranted … Continue reading

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Just a couple of fellas


I am becoming increasingly optimistic about a consumer good manufacturing renaissance in this country. Every day I read about members of our extended American family deciding to produce their products here, rather than there. And the ranks of the “Made in America” retailers also … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is next to godliness!


It sounds strange, but I like vacuuming. I have a ritual when it is time to use the vacuum: Check the bag, Turn on loud music, Don’t stop until the dust bunnies are vanquished. My friend Karen Freeman alerted me to … Continue reading

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Squeaky clean


I had to clean the kitchen windows last weekend.  They were so dirty I could barely see through them.  So, I went down to the basement and collected my window cleaning equipment which is made here in the States.  It … Continue reading

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